Simply having China buy more American goods would make little difference to overall U.S. trade imbalances, but addressing U.S. capital imbalances with the world could be a more effective approach.
In May 2018, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will mark two important milestones.
The looming economic war between the United States and China has more to do with the U.S. technological edge than its trade deficits. The atmospherics of unfairness can be changed, if China takes active actions such as eliminating the requirement to form joint ventures.
As Beijing begins to recognize the potential dangers to China from U.S. President Trump’s policies on trade and security, President Xi has turned on the charm offensive towards its Asian neighbors.
Since its announcement in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative has grown from an idea centered on connectivity and infrastructure development into a global strategy bolstering China’s influence and economic diplomacy.
A successful switch to electric vehicles, coupled with strategically increased refining capacity, could be both a geoeconomic and geopolitical maneuver for India.
In the spring of 2019, hundreds of millions of Indians will cast their ballots in the country’s seventeenth general election.
While the Trump administration has proposed to slash foreign aid by more than one-third, China is increasingly interacting with, and providing aid to, developing countries under the umbrella of South-South cooperation.
As Pakistan balances cooperation with Iran and its relationship with Saudi Arabia, Indo-Saudi relations are on the rise and Iran continues to play India and Pakistan against each other for its own gain.
China and its keenest Latin American borrowers are left with the challenge of managing the legacy of past deals, including those that have gone awry.